School Details

Chapman Hills Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
51%
46%
81%
72%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
71%
65%
90%
76%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
68%
60%
93%
69%
65%
94%
70%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
70%
60%
66%
63%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Chapman Hills Elementary School is a public middle school in Silverado. The principal of Chapman Hills Elementary School is Sandra Schaffer and can be contacted at sschaffer@orangeusd.org. 477 students attend Chapman Hills Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Hispanic. 12% of the Chapman Hills Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 477 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Chapman Hills Elementary School is 18:1. Salem Lutheran is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 36%
Filipino 3% 2%
Hispanic 26% 46%
Unspecified 2% 4%
Asian 13% 10%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Multiracial 0.7% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 35%
Limited English proficiency 12% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Our daughter is in Mrs. Safa's kindergarten class and while we're pretty new to this whole school thing the experience has been wonderful so far. Our only complaints about the school have to do with the parking lot but that's to be expected and the school does deal with them as well as they possibly can. Mrs. Safa is a FANTASTIC teacher and we could not possibly be happier with our daughter's first teacher. There were a couple early social issues for my daughter and one minor bullying incident and both were swiftly compassionately and appropriately dealt with after a quick email to the teacher. I hope all our years at Chapman Hills live up to the high expectations set by this first one.

  • (9 months ago)

    Chapman Hills is a wonderful school! You have to stop in and see how wonderful the school and staff are.

  • (9 months ago)

    this is our 3rd year at chapman hills & this is by far the worst. i feel that my daughters teacher is totally unprofessional and the principal is nonchalant about parent concerns. parent calls to principal take 3-5 days to be returned. class sizes wayyyy too big. major issues arising. many unhappy parents.

  • (11 months ago)

    Pulled my child from this school. Class sizes too big. My child got lost in the mix starting in Kinder and never caught up. Very disappointed and its not worth the drive. Teachers only care enough to get by.

  • (11 months ago)

    Can't say enough great things about this school! Absolutely adore the office women Miss Andrea and Miss Debbie! The school wouldn't be able to function without them! Love love love them!! Always smiling and so very welcoming I just love it!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two children at this school. Academically this school is fine. They do better at language arts as far as trying to accommodate all skill levels. Mathematically not so much at least not for those who are above grade level. The campus is safe and closed! I don't feel the family atmosphere that some have spoke of. There are too many children in the classes and not even a request for parent assistance other than their preset times. Luckily they are very good at sending home class work that was done within the last week; Unfortunately I often have to re-teach concepts that my child missed and the teacher either didn't notice or more than likely didn't have time to walk over and point out the misunderstanding because she has NO assistant. Speaking of 'she' there is one male teacher and one male playground helper at the entire school. A little more testosterone is needed. PTA is involved but not inclusive. A lot of emphasis is put on math and LA there's no foreign language academic contest or consistent art or music. If you choose to attend this school know that you will need to look elsewhere for those things that help to well round your child's education.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is our first year at Chapman Hills. Our son came from a private Christian school. We couldn't be more pleased with the school. The teacher's are dedicated and our son's teacher has taken the time to help him adjust. The curriculum is wonderful at top notch! The school campus is very safe and classrooms are all close so that the principal can make regular visits. Speaking of the principal Mrs. Lucas she is sooo amazing. Very personable passionate visible and truely loves kids. The PTA is very committed and is largely responsible for all of the extra programs at Chapman Hills. There is a "family" atmosphere on campus and we feel so blessed to be a part of the "Bobcat Family".

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school! The principal is wonderful and very devoted. And the office staff is very nice and supportive. My son is in 1st &2nd comb. class his teacher works hard to help them achieve a higher level. We love this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Office staff is excellent. Facilities are great. As with any school you are going to have a variety of teachers. So far we have had good experiences with our teachers. Some are better than others but you will find this at any school. PTA is top notch and there is a lot of parent involvement.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two boys at Chapman Hills. 2nd Grade and Kindergarten. Both my boys love it there. My older son has had some behavior issues and the teachers worked with me to correct them. I feel very comfortable there and enjoy speaking with the teachers and office staff. They genuinely care for my boys and that is terrific. Their academics are challenging and encouraged throughout all levels of the school. They have programs for those excelling and those who need a little more help. There truly is not child overlooked. I just love it there!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love it. my child went there its a very good school in a nice area

  • (8 years ago)

    It was a wonderful school for my kids to go to. The discipline area needs to be improved a bit but overall good school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel strongly that my children are receiving an outstanding education at Chapman Hills. The expectations are high and each child is supported and encouraged on an individual level. Educational min. are easily met. The EXCEL reading program focuses directly on needed skills for each individual while mastering standards. Preventing children from slipping through the cracks. The parent support/volunteers add a lot to the academic and extra curricular activities which allows the teachers to stay focussed. The principal stands up for best practices and supports the teachers parents and students. The librarian is a delight! The book selection is amazing and it supports their reading comprehension program. The RSP teacher is the best reading teacher I have ever met during my 16 years in education. Lastly the Native American Title VII program offers before school tutoring along with the school's lunchtime support. They are setting the standard for quality.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers are excellent and work to meet each student's needs. Parent involvement is great which helps the school provide programs which normally could not be provided.

  • (10 years ago)

    Chapman Hills is very focused on the academic development of all its students. Allowing kids that are more advanced in key subjects (math reading) to continue to excel while further developing the skills of those students that are at grade level is a key focus of this school. There is a music program available as well as access to great after school programs. Parent involvement is excellent but naturally dwindles in the upper grades.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child went there for kinder. She had a great experience. We were sad to leave the school. The teachers were excellent. They do early bird late bird instead of morning and afternoon. This gives the teacher ratio 10-1 for about 2 hours during the day! Can't beat that. There is alot of parent participation. The PTA there is very strong and they have great activities for the kids. They even have a family camping night in the field during the first couple months of school. I highly recommend this school for anyone who lives in the neighborhood and anyone who doesn't and needs to open enroll their child.

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